Western Governors University

Senior Software Engineer

Western Governors University

Remote job description

If you're passionate about building a better future for individuals, communities, and our country-and you're committed to working hard to play your part in building that future-consider WGU as the next step in your career.

Driven by a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs, WGU is also committed to being a great place to work for a diverse workforce of student-focused professionals. The university has pioneered a new way to learn in the 21st century, one that has received praise from academic, industry, government, and media leaders. Whatever your role, working for WGU gives you a part to play in helping students graduate, creating a better tomorrow for themselves and their families.

*Current WGU employees must submit their internal application prior to 8/9/2021 to be considered for this position*

Remote - Senior Software Engineer

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Develop web applications and web services using Java, SOAP, REST, XML, HTTP, and other web technologies.
  • Manage multiple tasks and responsibilities in high-pressure environments; excelling at pinpointing and resolving problems in early project stages to avoid cost/time expenses
  • Deliver high quality projects on time, through ability to design architecture, write high quality code, and execute effective unit tests
  • Optimize performance tuning for high utilization 24x7 access
  • Integrate third party products with existing infrastructure
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work equally well in self-managed and team-based Agile projects.
  • Work with internal customers to gather business processes and project requirements
  • Research, designs, and develops computer software systems, in conjunction with hardware product development applying principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.
  • Analyzes software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints.
  • Consults with hardware engineers and other engineering staff to evaluate interface between hardware and software, and operational and performance requirements of overall system.
  • Formulates and designs software system, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design.
  • Develops and directs software system testing procedures, programming, and documentation.
  • Ensures work area is clean, secure, and well maintained.
  • Performs miscellaneous projects as assigned.
  • Updates technical skills as required.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities

  • Experience with Web Services development: REST/SOAP/SOA/XML/HTML
  • Good understanding of issue troubleshooting and performance tuning
  • Commitment to quality through the ability to translate complex technical requirements into functional software using best practices to write high quality code
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working as a tech lead on self - managed and team based Agile projects

Other Technical Experience That Would be a Plus

  • NetBeans
  • Subversion
  • Jira
  • Agile/Scrum project development
  • ASP/.Net
  • Groovy/Grails
  • Ruby/Rails
  • PHP
  • Hibernate/Seam
  • Banner
  • Technical Certification
  • Application Integration with legacy systems
  • JSF, J2EE, Java EE, jQuery, JavaScript
  • SQL
  • Oracle or other database interface


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field or minimum of 6 years' experience.
  • Proven track record in developing web-based applications and web services using Java, SOAP, REST, XML, and other web technologies, including experience interfacing with Oracle databases, and integrating third party products with existing infrastructure

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AWS Certification
  • Angular 9 development experience

Company name: Western Governors University
Remote job title: Senior Software Engineer (REST/SOAP/SOA/XML/HTML) at Western Governors University () (allows remote)
Job tags: xml, soap, java, rest

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